US Captive Services Nominates McDermott for Two 2016 Awards


NEW YORK (August 2, 2016) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Captive Insurance team has been shortlisted for two awards by Captive Review for its 2016 US Captive Services Award: Onshore Law Firm of the Year and Tax Advisory Firm.

For the 5th year, the US Captive Services Awards will “recognize and reward those providers of captive insurance products and services, who have outperformed their competitors and demonstrated the highest levels of excellence over the past 12 months.” The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, August 8 at the Hilton Burlington, in Burlington, Vermont.

The Onshore Law Firm of the Year award “recognizes contributions to the captive market through legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision and business winning client care. Specific contributions such as participation in discussions with regulators to support (or resist) regulatory developments should be cited in your submission.”

For the Tax Advisory Firm award, judges “look for excellence in technical tax advice, tax reviews and compliance.”

McDermott’s Captive Insurance Tax Team includes partners Elizabeth Erickson, Kristen Hazel and Tom Jones.

For more information on the full list of nominees, please click here.

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Captive Insurance Tax Practice
McDermott lawyers are pioneers in the structuring of alternative risk transfer mechanisms, specializing in captive insurance companies of all types. We focus not only on the development and structuring of creative risk retention and transfer solutions, but also on the operation of efficient risk-management programs designed to enhance business performance by aligning economic incentives with loss minimization to lower the enterprise’s cost of risk. Our group regularly advises on high-deductible and self-insured retentions, trusts, retro programs, offshore and onshore captives, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups and group captives. For those clients whose captive arrangements are being challenged by the IRS, we offer effective tax controversy services, drawing on the experience of lawyers who have successfully resolved disputes at Examination, Appeals and the United States Tax Court.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.